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Adam Fuss (British)

Photography

Birth Place: London, England UK

Biography:

Who is photographer Adam Fuss?

Adam Fuss is a contemporary photographer whose work often uses pinhole cameras and abstract imagery. He’s known for his extremely emotionally evocative images. One critic described Fuss’s work as speaking to the “ephemerality of a moment in time and light itself.” While he is British, his work really began after moving to Australia to work as a photographic apprentice at the prestigious Ogilvy & Mather Agency.

Now Fuss is considered one of the premiere photographers in the art world. His work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions including at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the FotoMuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland. His pieces also appear in collections across the world including the Israel Museum in Israel and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

What kind of art does Adam Fuss make?

Adam Fuss is a photographer whose work uses a variety of historical photography techniques and cameras. Perhaps best known for his pinhole camera work, Fuss has never let one genre or aesthetic define his oeuvre. His subjects are equally diverse, babies, water droplets, rabbit guts, and even human skulls. His best-known work features babies in small baths, with ripples to denote their movement in water. Most recently he’s gone even more minimalistic, photos featuring concentric waves, chrysalises, and other repetitive imagery. Ever a tinkerer, there is both a natural curiosity and a wonderment to any Fuss piece that makes it magnetic in its appeal.

How did photographer Adam Fuss get started?

Adam Fuss was born in England in 1961 to an average middle-class family. His father manufactured women’s coats and his mother was a former Australian fashion model. Early in Fuss’s life, his father suffered a stroke, dying in 1968. The family relocated to Australia. Fuss spent the next decade moving around the globe, but after a return to Australia in 1980, the young photographer took a job as an apprentice at the Ogilvy & Mather Agency. In 1982 he moved to New York. By 1984 his pinhole camera images had brought him some amount of fame in the New York art scene.

How much are Adam Fuss photographs worth?

Adam Fuss photographs are in high demand and can be had for as little as a thousand dollars to as much as twenty thousand dollars on the high end. The most ever paid for an Adam Fuss photograph is $20,000 for the piece Untitled (Dress) (1997) which sold on November 13th, 2013. This piece represents a pretty large outlier for Fuss’s work, most other higher end pieces of his go for around $10,000.

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